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Google Doodle for John Steinbeck’s 112th Birthday (February 27, 2014): The Pearl

For it is said that humans are never satisfied, that you give them one thing and they want something more. And this is said in disparagement, whereas it is one of the greatest talents the species has and one that has made it superior to animals that are satisfied with what they have.

John Steinbeck, The Pearl (via itsfromabook)

…There was no anger in her for Kino. He had said, “I am a man,” and that meant certain things to Juana. It meant that he was half insane and half god. It meant that Kino would drive his strength against a mountain and plunge his strength against the sea.

The Pearl by John Steinbeck, (via retro-tetro

And the music of the pearl drifted to a whisper and disappeared.

John Steinbeck, The Pearl 

Luck, you see, brings bitter friends.

John Steinbeck, The Pearl (via fymq)

(via encaminoacerritos)
He had said, “I am a man,” and that meant certain things to Juana. It meant that he was half insane and half god. It meant that Kino would drive his strength against a mountain and plunge his strength against a sea. Juana, in her woman’s soul, knew that the mountain would stand while the man broke himself; that the sea would surge while the man drowned in it. And yet it was this thing that made him a man, half insane and half god…

The Pearl, John Steinbeck. (via ofgraceandsin)

The Light Pearl over Gold

“For his dream of the future was real and never to be destroyed, and he had said, ‘I will go,’ and that made a real thing too. To determine to go and to say it was to be halfway there.” —John Steinbeck, The Pearl

(by Traveller’s soul)
Through his fear of dark and the devils that haunt the night, there came a rush of exhilaration; some animal thing was moving in him so that he was cautious and wary and dangerous; some ancient thing out of the past of his people was alive in him.

John Steinbeck, The Pearl

And the music of the pearl drifted to a whisper and disappeared.

John Steinbeck, The Pearl

We do know that we are cheated from birth to the overcharge on our coffins. But we survive.

John Steinbeck, The Pearl

This pearl is like fool’s gold. It is too large. Who would buy it? There is no market for such things. It is a curiosity only. I am sorry. You thought it was a thing of value, and it is only a curiosity.

John Steinbeck, The Pearl

For it is said that humans are never satisfied, that you give them one thing and they want something more. And this is said in disparagement, whereas it is one of the greatest talents the species has and one that has made it superior to animals that are satisfied with what they have.

John Steinbeck, The Pearl

Chance was against it, but luck and the gods might be for it.

John Steinbeck, The Pearl

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